Monthly Archives: November 2014


Why did it hurt so much?
I think I have let you go;
The bruises have healed.
But, they still itch.

I’ve pawned your smile
And lost the slip.

You’ve pawned my pain
And I redeemed it.

‘Listen my child,’
my mum once told me,
‘you’re not alone in this world!
Don’t hold not onto the pain.’

by Kemka Ezinwo 2014